Mari Smith
Mari Smith
yesterday at 06:15. Facebook
Have you heard the news?! Facebook just announced today that 2-person Live is now available to all profiles and all Pages on iOS!! Here's an example Live video of my own as a demo ... fast forward to minute 0:18 onwards to see guests coming on!

When you start your Live video in landscape, you and your guests will be side-by-side. When you start your Live in portrait, guests are...
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Mari Smith
05/23/2017 at 01:52. Facebook
Newsflash: SAVES on Facebook posts is now a public facing stat on other pages, not just for admins of your page. Hm!! Can you see it on your page and other pages?

It seems sporadic, at the moment. I'm seeing Saves on some link posts but not others (even on popular pages), and on some videos but not on Live for other pages. Yet, I see Saves on all my posts. Likely, Facebook is rolling out the...
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Newsflash SAVES on Facebook posts is now a public facing stat on
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Mari Smith
05/21/2017 at 23:09. Facebook
Facebook Updates & Tests ???? ...quick recap of recent changes, in case you missed some of these:
Search box now available on all personal profiles*
Create up to 5 featured photos now on Pages (see video #3 below)
Cross-app (FB & IG) notifications on mobile - test
New navigation on mobile - test
Order food directly on Facebook - test
Facebook cracks down on fake live videos (see video #1...
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Facebook Updates Tests quick recap of recent changes in case you missed

5 Facebook Updates and Tests Spotted This Week

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Renee Burns Horaney
Ed Troxell
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Mari Smith
05/19/2017 at 23:19. Facebook
Facebook Updates - a quick review! 1) Improving the integrity of News Feed, 2) Ordering food on Facebook, 3) Combo notifications for Facebook, Messenger & Instagram, 4) New Messenger layout, 5) New streaming sports Live on Facebook…
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Libby Webb
Karen Kefauver
Excellent news!! Facebook is cracking down on misleading uses of its Live video format. Facebook told TechCrunch that the company is adding a section to its Live API Facebook Platform Policy that reads “Don’t use the API to publish only images (ex: don’t publish static, animated, or looping images), or to live-stream polls associated with unmoving or ambient broadcasts.” [Hooray!]

Videos...
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Lee Lonitz
Karen Clark
Meg Bateman
Two new Facebook features:
① SEARCH personal profiles is now here!! Search your own, friends, and non friends' profiles. As always, search results are 'privacy aware,' as Facebook calls it. You can't search and find content that is not visible to you.
② FEATURED photos on business pages now - instead of just the previous two options for your photo section (Most recent & Most popular), you...
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Maryrose Solis
Proven Ways To Maximize Your Facebook Reach!! ✨ Enjoy this walk through of 8 points found on Business 2 Community: "Counteract Facebook’s Algorithm Changes to Reach More than 2% of Your Fans" plus my own input, live demos and Q&A. If you haven't already, be sure to like (and follow!) my page + sign up for Live notifications to stay up to date with all things Facebook!

See B2C's full article...
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Facebook’s latest News Feed algorithm tweak will lower the reach of both organic posts and ads that link to web pages with too little original content and too many annoying, offensive ads.

As with all Facebook’s News Feed FYI category of updates, the million dollar question for Page owners is, “Will this impact my page (or ad account)?” The answer is, "probably not," for most pages. In fact,...
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Ed Troxell
Why Instagram Is Becoming Facebook’s Next Facebook - excellent article here on The New York Times: [ Nyti.ms Link ]

Hehee, what a fun GIF! Kudos Doug Chayka.

Love this from the NYT article: "Kevin Systrom, a founder and chief executive of Instagram, showed off one of his favorite charts: Days to Reach the Next 100 Million Users. 'It’s the only graph in the company that we celebrate when it...
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Why Instagram Is Becoming Facebooks Next Facebook excellent article here on The
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Facebook TV, coming in June! Are you ready? ✨

Eeks and oopsiedaisies... mic was muted for first 4 minutes. Argh. Plus, Facebook crashed right after I went live - nada on desktop or mobile for a couple minutes. I made some entertaining captions for you, though. haha! Otherwise, fast forward. Here's the Business Insider article I was referencing:
[ Businessinsider.com Link ]

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Facebook Live AMA! ‘Ask Mari Anything!' Happy Friday to you - come get your Facebook questions answered. ✨
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Mari Smith
Mari Smith
How To Tap the Power of Storytelling on Facebook Live! Join us for a celebration of ’Star Wars Day’ (May the Fourth be with You) and Mari’s TEN year anniversary on Facebook! WIN Star Wars Schwag - just comment to enter! Featuring BuzzSumo!
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Mari Smith
Facebook Updates - new facts and stats from Facebook’s Q1 2017 Earnings Call today!
Saz Sandra Wilson
Alex Yong
Lucy Stewart
Tune in live now with Animoto and yours truly!! All things Facebook!
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Jennie Poppenger
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New! How to Get Started with Social Video Advertising: 3-part on-demand workshop, free from Mari Smith & Animoto! [ Bit.ly Link ]
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Lowell Brown
Theodore P Morales
Tracy Roesch Williams
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Russell Wimberly
CONGRATULATIONS to the four lucky winners of my recent Live video kit contest!! I promised two grand prizes but we decided to double it to four winners - we had so many amazing entries. Each winner receives a Mari Smith Live Video Kit by iOgrapher! (Smartphone case, tripod, light & microphone - great for doing video & Live streaming anywhere!)

Winner #1. P Jennette Bratzler - National Vice...
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Molly Ryan Ochoa
Pam Lacey
Does Facebook work for B2B? ???? YES, says Facebook. Live takeaways from Marketo's #MKTGnation with Rachna Sethi, North America Performance Marketing Lead, Facebook. (See comments for some of Rachna's key slides with data!)
Mari Smith
Mari Smith
Mari Smith
Testing Facebook Oculus - Live from the Expo floor at Marketo's Marketing Nation Summit 2017!! 6.5k people here! See: [ Marketo.com Link ] -- so happy to be leading two Facebook marketing sessions ... and celeb speakers include James Corden & Queen Latifah + entertainment by Train!!
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Lee Lonitz
Lee Lonitz
New Facebook Live tools to take for a test drive - which ones are your favorites?! Check out NEW eCamm Live [ Bit.ly Link ] Only $29.95 one-time fee! Neato! (For Macs only, desktop app; easily share camera, media, desktop; add text & image overlays).
See also:
✅ Facebook's native mobile app (or Pages Manager or Mentions) = of course, broadcast anywhere on Facebook. Plus, 2-person Live rolling...
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